Tooltown Reference

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Machining
Resource Description
Guerrilla guide to CNC machining, mold making, and resin casting Home manufacturing tutorial for robot builders, model makers, and other hobbyists
/r/metalworking Metalworking subreddit
The Tool & Die Guy Youtube Channel Old-timer talks CNC machining
Dan Gelbart's Youtube Videos Old-timer gives precision machining tutorials
Tom's Techniques Youtube Channel Old-timer talks machining techniques
Suburban Tool, Inc Youtube Channel Machining, measurement, tools, and work holding
"Just picked up my first lathe and wondering where to go to start learning" Reddit thread


Woodworking
Resource Description
Wood Handbook Wood as an Engineering Material
/r/woodworking Woodworking subreddit


Molding/Casting
Resource Description
Guerrilla guide to CNC machining, mold making, and resin casting Home manufacturing tutorial for robot builders, model makers, and other hobbyists
Smooth-On Youtube Channel Casting tutorials and supplies
Volpin Props Obscenely talented prop maker with occasional detailed tutorials on mold making, prop design, and surface finishing
Mold Making: Glove Molds and Mother Molds A cheap, simple method for replicating complex forms


CAD
Resource Description
Solidworks Lessons Solidworks tutorials


Social
Resource Description
Hardwired NYC Hardwired NYC Meetup
NY Hardware Startup NY Hardware Startup Meetup
/r/hwstartups Hardware startups subreddit
/r/toolporn Toolporn subreddit
Safety
Resource Description
Machine Shop Safety Harvard Machine Shop Safety Practices